JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Golf course dam failure leads to flooded households in northern Vietnam

Golf course dam failure leads to flooded households in northern Vietnam

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12:46 GMT+7
Golf course dam failure leads to flooded households in northern Vietnam
Officials visit a residential area, which was inundated following the failure of the Tam Dao golf course after heavy rains in Hop Chau Town, Tam Dao District, Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam. Photo: Xuan Thuy / Tuoi Tre

The dam at the Tam Dao golf course in the northern Vietnamese province of Vinh Phuc broke on Tuesday morning following heavy rains, inundating several households and causing serious damage, a local official said.

Rainwater overflowed the dam before it gave way and sent a torrent downhill, damaging several houses, Tran Van Binh, chairman of Hop Chau Town in Vinh Phuc’s Tam Dao District, where the golf course is located, said on Tuesday afternoon.

Binh attributed the broken dam to backfilling a part of the dam for the construction of the Tam Dao golf course and the dam management unit’s failure to release water in time following downpours.

This is the second time the Tam Dao golf course’s dam has broken, with the first being in 2008.  

Tuesday was the second consecutive day of intense rains in different parts of Tam Dao District, leading to water levels rising in many local lakes and dams, thereby posing a high risk of dam breakages and flooding, according to the local People’s Committee. 

The extreme weather conditions caused inundation at many residential areas in Minh Quang Commune and Hop Chau Town, prompting rescue and evacuation efforts.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Bao Anh - Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news